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OCZ Vector 150
     Tue, Nov 26 2013 | 5:14P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the vector of 150, OCZ presents the sequel to one of the currently fastest SSDs, the OCZ vector. The new model is now equipped with 19-nm Flash memory and has also been improved in terms of reliability and endurance.

Seagate NAS HDD 4TB review: competition for Western Digital
     Tue, Nov 26 2013 | 5:11P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
h the NAS HDD series, Seagate now has hard disks that are optimised for use in NAS devices just like the Western Digital Red disks. Since they're not that much more expensive compared to standard hard disks we would recommend always getting one of these two disks if they're going to end up in a NAS.

VisionTek mSATA 480GB SSD Review Trusted LSI SandForce Speeds with a High Capacity
     Tue, Nov 26 2013 | 12:45P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
VisionTek is an all-inclusive company that manufacturers several different PC components to include graphics cards, memory, power supplies, productivity cards, wireless and USB 3 adapters, as well asyou got itSSDs. Surprisingly, their representation in SSD form factors includes PCIe form factors, in addition to common 2.5 notebook and mSATA SSDs; this placing them amongst the very few that market PCIe SSDs at the moment. WE are happy to report that, not only do we have the notebook and mSATA SSD in hand, but the VisionTek Data Fusion PCIe SSD is on its way as well."

Silicon Motion SM2246EN SSD Controller Review
     Tue, Nov 26 2013 | 10:58A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The importance of SSD controllers often gets overlooked in the world of SSDs. Memory itself is front and center in the minds of most, simply because it is the most prominent component in any SSD. Most recently, we are even seeing Apple using the term flash in its product literature , rather than SSD. Not only is the controller capable of providing lightning fast speeds and up to 256-bit encryption in todays SSDs, but also, it extends the life of SSDs through wear leveling, garbage collection, and TRIM. To give you a small glimpse of how advanced the controller really is, it actually monitors each block of memory to ensure all wear equally. Now consider that a 256GB SSD contains 4.2 million of these blocks, each part of a constant behind the scenes movement to ensure memory wears equally and prolongs the life of the SSD; it becomes quite an impressive feat."

OCZ Deneva 2 R 200 GB eMLC Review
     Tue, Nov 26 2013 | 4:21A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since quite a few years OCZ is covering ground in the enterprise SSD market. In this regard the entry-level market gets supplied with their Deneva 2 series, where there are several different models. The main differences can be found with the different types of flash memory. Today we`re having a closer look at the 200 Gigabyte Deneva R eMLC drive, which features high endurance. Should you run, lets say a storage appliance where performance is critical and which has to cope with huge amounts of host writes, then it won`t hurt to have a closer look at this drive. The Deneva 2 becomes especially interesting if you have to realize a cost effective solution."

Challenges iPhone 5s In Benchmarks
     Mon, Nov 25 2013 | 4:03P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One of the hallmark features of Google's Nexus 5 flagship smartphone by LG isn't its bodaciously big and beautiful 5-inch HD display, its 8MP camera, or its "OK Google" voice command / personal assistant feature. Frankly, that's all been done before. What does stand out about the Nexus 5 is Google's new Android 4.4 Kit Kat operating system and LG's smartphone SoC (System on Chip) processor of choice, namely Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 quad-core. Qualcomm is known for licensing ARM core technology and making it their own within their Krait architecture, and Qualcomm's latest Krait 400 with Adreno 330 GPU that comprises the Snapdragon 800, is a powerful beast. We've had the Nexus 5 in house for a few days now and are preparing a full review. However, we thought it would be a good Friday tease to give you some benchmark numbers up front, while we're working on the full monty...

OCZ Vector 150 SSD Review
     Sat, Nov 23 2013 | 4:34P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Just as technology enjoys an ongoing evolution, OCZ Technology improves upon their design with each new solid state drive series. High-performance hardware enthusiasts were recently offered the Vertex 450 to replace the aging Vertex 4, and now mainstream enthusiasts have the Vector 150 to replace the end-of-life Vector SSD. Featuring an Indilinx Barefoot 3 BF3-M00 controller that supports 19nm Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND flash components by Toshiba with secure AES-256 data encryption and Trim support, Vector 150 is good for 550 MB/s read and 530 MB/s write speeds over a SATA 6-Gb/s connection. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests the 240GB OCZ Vector 150 SSD, model VTR150-25SAT3-240G, against the leading competition."

Seagate Business Storage 8-Bay Rackmount NAS review: 8 disks
     Sat, Nov 23 2013 | 4:02P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Seagate Business Storage 8-bay Rackmount is a good option if you need lots of storage in a very compact unit. Seagate managed to fit eight disks in a 1U rack module. The performance is good, and you can increase the write speed by using both network ports. We like the firmware, it's very well-organised and includes all the main features you need in a NAS.

Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 4TB External Drive Review
     Sat, Nov 23 2013 | 4:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ok, I was having an urgent issue with my faithful Windows Home Media Server becoming cranky. I needed something to back up to quick. Being that I take a LOT of pictures, I needed something large. Luckily my local electronics shop had a 4TB Seagate Backup Plus for about $170 on hand. 4 TB, 2 year warranty, USB 3.0 and about $40 more than a comparable 3 TB-- what's not to like? So I grabbed it, brought it home, ripped open the box and proceeded to save my digital @**. I liked it enough that I thought it deserved digging into a bit deeper. "

SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB RAID 0 SSD Report
     Sat, Nov 23 2013 | 4:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
QUOTE:"SanDisk's Ultra Plus 256GB SSD is powered by a little 4-channel controller, but is still capable of delivering awesome performance thanks to nCache."

ADATA HV620 2TB External Hard Drive Review @HiTech Legion
     Sat, Nov 23 2013 | 4:53A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ADATA has a solution for that by putting a lip around the drive so the finish does not make contact with the surface it is sitting on. The status indicator for the drive is a bright blue LED that clearly indicates when the drive is powered and transferring data./"

OCZ Vector 150 SSD Review Rattling The 120GB Competition
     Fri, Nov 22 2013 | 4:34P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When it comes to solid-state drives, OCZ needs no introduction. The manufacturer has been around long before SSDs first entered the consumer market, and helped push them towards the performance and affordability standards of today. Out of the original bunch of companies, OCZ is one of the very few remaining that still holds a sizeable share in the SSD market."

Patriot Viper 3 Black Mamba 8GB PV38G240C0K
     Fri, Nov 22 2013 | 4:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Today we will be taking a look at the Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2x 4GB) Black Mamba 2400 MHz memory kit. The Viper 3 series of RAM offers speeds from 1600-2400 MHz and is compatible with Intel 6, 7, and 8 series motherboards as well as AMD 9 and FM1/FM2 series motherboards.”

OCZ Vector 150 240GB SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
     Thu, Nov 21 2013 | 4:34P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It was this time last year that we wrote about our affinity for the then brand new Vector series drive from OCZ which flaunted their homegrown Indilinx Barefoot 3 M00 controller. We had high praise not only for the performance but also for OCZ?s persistence with their Indilinx acquisition made a year or so prior, finally reaping the rewards with a finished product they could be proud of. The drive was a hit with the reviewer and consumer communities alike and the Vector effectively stole the OCZ performance crown from the once prominent Vertex line. To that end, they`ve unveiled the latest incarnation of the Vector drive named the Vector 150 which I`m sure they hope brings good fortune. Similar to the original Vector drive, it carries the same Barefoot 3 M00 controller but shrinks the MLC NAND die size down from 25nm to 19nm, following the industry trend. A reduction in NAND architecture generally yields less endurance but in comparison to the original Vector drive, the Vector 150 ups the anticipated endurance from a rating of a five year 20GB/day to 50GB/day which is quite an improvement. Read on to see how it performs..."

Western Digital My Cloud EX4 Tech Report.
     Thu, Nov 21 2013 | 4:24P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, we were invited to the official launch of the Western Digital My Cloud EX4 NAS at Aloft @ KL Sentral. The WD My Cloud EX4 is a 4-bay NAS that is targeted at the prosumer market. Hence, it has a stylish design that features an blue LED display in the front, and simpler setup and configuration. The WD My Cloud EX4's most interesting feature is arguably its "Easy-Slide-Drive" technology, which allows for the easy installation or replacement of hard disk drives, even by noobs. The process is completely tool-less. It doesn't even require the use of drive trays. All you need to do is...

     Thu, Nov 21 2013 | 4:22P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have already published some SSD and HDD reviews on OCinside.de and for quite some time we are also testing the combination of solid state drive and hard disk drive in one drive - the so-called SSHD. The advantages of the SSHD are obvious: The price is several times below a SSD with identical capacity. Now we like to answer the question if the SSHD can keep at least partially with a SSD, or if it is more on the level of a conventional hard disk. Seagate send us their latest Seagate ST2000DX001 SATA3 desktop SSHD consisting of a 2 TB hard drive with 8 GB MLC memory, which we will test in this review.

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